Facebook says traditional Maori tattoo breached community standards http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/84424222/facebook-says-traditional-maori-tattoo-breached-community-standards Auckland tattooist Hirini Katene has been left disappointed and puzzled after a video showing his recent work – a pūhoro (traditional Maori body tattoo) which covers most of his clients lower body – was removed by Facebook, who claimed it breachedContinue Reading

http://i.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/66189867/warning-over-facebook-page-listing-sex-offenders A social media page that names and shames sex offenders believed to be living in Nelson may be “damaging” to victims, a counsellor warns. But Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth McVicar says Facebook pages that expose offenders are examples of people taking public safety into their own hands. “IfContinue Reading

http://i.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/66189867/warning-over-facebook-page-listing-sex-offenders Sexual Abuse Support and Healing Nelson service co-ordinator Sarah-Jane Macmillan said a “cautious approach” should be taken when revealing sensitive information on social media. She said, in her experience as a sexual abuse counsellor, the information could be “damaging” to victims who see it online. “We need to findContinue Reading

New study helps explain why spending time on Facebook can make you depressed http://t.co/nq1dqR9r4I — PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) September 22, 2015 The first study found an association between time spent on Facebook and depressive symptoms for both genders. However, the results demonstrated that making Facebook social comparisons mediated the link betweenContinue Reading

http://www.wired.com/2012/03/dunbars-number-facebook/ Before I hit the J’s, I converted to Facebook’s Timeline. As a result, I lost access to the alphabetical friend list, which brought my social experiment to a screeching halt. In trying to disprove Dunbar’s number, I actually proved it. I only made it through 1,000 of my 2,000Continue Reading

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/70352643/Opinion-Why-your-friends-on-Facebook-probably-aren-t How many “friends” do you have on Facebook? If you’re like most people then you’ll probably have more than 150. Perhaps many more.The problem is that the research is clear that this means that you’re unlikely to have a meaningful relationship with all of these “friends”‘. The 150 limitContinue Reading

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/lgbt-protest-against-facebook-2015-6 The protest goes back to the fact that Facebook still requires users to register with “authentic names” and provide identification if asked, or face being locked out of their accounts. It’s a policy which many claim is discriminatory towards the LGBT community, whose members may go by nicknames orContinue Reading